Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Five Things

It's time for another list (why not?) and I'll be linking this up with Mama Kat's Writing Prompts.

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Things you don't know about me:

1. I have an unhealthy obsession with maps - couldn't live without Google Maps, or my Times Concise Atlas of the World. Dork? Me?

2. I used to have both my nose and belly pierced - rebel.

3. The tip of my nose clicks when pressed - freak.

4. I can't burp - one will take me by surprise, maybe once or twice a year, but that's it... FREAK.

5. I've had my DNA analysed by 23 and Me, and my haplogroup traces as far back as 40,000 years to Northern Europe. I thought that was pretty cool to learn - it explains why my eldest resembles a Nordic princess.

Things that I know more than a little about:

1. Public transport in all the cities I've lived in (except LA). This happens when you go for nearly fourteen years without driving. My friends in Sydney call me Public Transport Queen.

2. The English language - I've spent nearly ten years teaching adults to speak and write it.

3. Geography - it never interested me at school, but travel has changed that. I could teach it, seriously.

4. Breastfeeding - I have three years under my belt.

5. Movie trivia - it's a little embarrassing what my brain retains. It's as though IMDb has a permanent portal into my brain.

Things I am clueless about:

1. Computers - luckily, I'm married to a professional geek and technical wiz.

2. Financial stuff - shame, and I need to get a better handle on it.

3. Online shopping - how do people find cool sites to buy cool things?

4. Roasting chooks/turkeys/beef/anything - I leave that to the geek husband.

5. Gardening - my thumb is as black as they get. Pity any plant that falls under my jurisdiction.

Things I believe:

1. Chocolate can and will make just about anything better.

2. Women can be their own worst enemy - so much energy is spent blaming men for all that's wrong in the world, but being a bitch doesn't help the cause of sisterhood one iota.

3. Music and art - without it, we'd all be numb.

4. Karma, but not an eye for an eye - let the universe sort it out instead.

5. Lots of clothes, mini mansions, big cars, a gazillion presents for your kids - none of it truly matters.


  1. Pretty sure I couldn't survive were it not for online shopping. Seriously, I even do my grocery shopping online these days. And, my mom can't burp either! I've never believed her, but now I know she's not the only person!

  2. I like your lists. I think ice cream makes everything better, though. :)

  3. Dumb Mom - When I lived in Australia, I usually did my grocery shopping online too. It was easy because I knew all the brands. I've tried it in LA a couple of times, but found it so much harder as the brands aren't familiar and I'm less sure of what I'm getting. Takes too long as I deliberate!

    Stickynotequeen - If it's Ben & Jerry's, that's very true...

    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. You are the FIRST person I've ever "met" so to speak who ALSO can not burp!!! My Husband knows that when I do have that rare occasion to RUN as I'm about to hurl my brains out. That is the only time it happens!!! Glad to see your response to the prompts this week, can't wait to see you again next week. :)

  5. The nose thing? Can't deal with it. Remind me never to ask you to show me some day. I feel queasy just thinking about it!

    The burping? I don't understand. What? Really? Computer says no.

    The English language? Is something I so admire. As a 'writer' my grasp of grammar leaves me somewhat ashamed.

    The things you believe are so right on, lady. I knew there was a reason I had a girl crush on you.

    Oh and the DNA thing? I need to know more about that. How fascinating! I'll be emailing for deets.

    And boo! I forgot I wanted to do this prompt. Damn baby news trumping everything.

  6. I love maps too! I could spend hours just pouring over a map (even with no specific trip to plan). And I couldn't agree more about chocolate (and all you believe for that matter). In fact, I just might have to go get some chocolate asap.

  7. Angie - I am a freak. There's no denying it. I'll email you the 23 & Me deets soon. Tell me more about this girl crush... ;)